Our reality has changed. Mark Fisher 1968-2017
Richard John Jones remembers Mark Fisher.
Somewhere there is a Siren. The disembodied female voice is perhaps even more horrific than the female body. The dark in itself is not as frightening as the imagination it lures.
cute review by @elieljones on our Gran Fury exhibition for @frieze_magazine online now . . "The exhibition here revisits some of Gran Fury’s activities non-museologically – by including life-size billboards, banners, facsimiles, stickers and video not as documents of the past, but as images that are imbued with a radical political energy on which we might draw today.”
Auto Italia is seeking new Trustees
Auto Italia is seeking to expand their Board of Trustees and appoint new individuals to advise and support Auto Italia’s growth, organisational model, and creative work at this pivotal moment in the organisation’s history.
Nature of the Hunt
Nature of the Hunt is a project by Auto Italia in collaboration with Harman Bains, considering what is at stake in our contemporary desire to re-imagine folkloric and historic modes of violence and resistance. Explored through a disembodied survey of twentieth-century exploitation and body horror cinema, this project asks how the biological danger associated with the nature of the female in these materials might be claimed and shaped. It enables us to explore on new terms these female subjects historically considered dangerous to society.
Liquid Skin – a new text piece by artist Roberta Vaz – takes us on a journey to self-annihilation through the prototyped self in Second Life and beyond.
MASS: a new project initiated during Auto Italia's one-month research residency at Cemeti Institute, Yogyakarta, Indonesia exploring the social and political possibilities within fandoms and fan culture.
"Art is not Enough" - fantastic interview with Gran Fury by @alisongingeras and @jamiesonwebster in the current issue of @spike_art_magazine - THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS SOCIETY. . . “At this point, with PreP held hostage by big pharma, AIDS has been contained in communities that have traditionally had access to healthcare and political resources but continues to spread in those communities most under-resourced. This is largely due to the racism of healthcare - something that has prevented effective universal healthcare from being adopted in the US long after other developed industrialised countries made this available. We are still living with this!”
DREAM BABES: Speculative Futures Zine Launch
We're excited to share details of the next iteration of the Dream Babes project - the launch of the Speculative Futures Zine, 7-9pm, March 23rd at The Horse Hospital, London.
Rush is a new body of work initiated by Christopher Kirubi in collaboration with Auto Italia. Launching with an evening of newly commissioned performance, the ongoing project takes shape through a collaboration developed with Adam Fa-Rah, Chloe Fiilani, Shenece Oretha and Rhoda Boateng, working together as artists and friends meeting regularly to discuss spaces of desire, of community, and of action.
Some pics from the return of The Unwelcome Collection at Sector 7G night a couple weeks ago - @ruthangeledwards @innercitylifeinnercitypressure returned to their collaborative project first explored as Unwelcome Collection: An Incendiary Collection at Auto Italia as part of the Words Fail Me project. . The night also featured A.J. Pain / Charles Verni / DJ Be My Bodyguard / DJ Putlocker / Hortense / Jlte